Vice President Mike Pence will attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, NBC News reported, citing a source.
Pence’s decision to attend Biden’s swearing-in ceremony at the Capitol on Jan. 20 is another public break with President Donald Trump after the turmoil that rocked Washington. Earlier, Trump said he had no intention of attending Biden’s inauguration.
Biden welcomed Trump’s decision, calling it “one of the few things we’ve ever agreed on.”
Traditionally, the new and outgoing presidents travel from the White House to the Capitol together for the inauguration ceremony.
Trump is not the first outgoing president to miss his successor’s inauguration. According to the White House Historical Association, others were Presidents John Adams, John Quincy Adams and Andrew Johnson. Like Trump, Johnson was also impeached.